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FI 360 Financial Management
Howard, Matthew Allen


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

FI 360 Financial Management

Semester

S1T 2007 DLF

Faculty

Howard, Matthew Allen

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

BSBA Finance
MBA

Daytime Phone

505-491-4616

E-Mail

matthew.howard@park.edu

Semester Dates

1/15/07 - 3/11/07

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Prerequisites

AC201 and AC202

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Keown et al, Foundations of Finance 5/e, Prentice Hall, 2006

ISBN 0131856057

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:

In addition, you will need a financial calculator.  It is recommended that you use a Texas Instruments BA II Plus.  This is the model that is used in the textbook examples.  There are other financial calculators that will work (Sharp, HP etc.) however, they will not work exactly the same as the TI. 

The text also shows examples of how to solve problems using Excel.  However, it will not be possible to use a computer during the final protored exam. 

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Course Description:
The role of financial management through the development of a framework appropriate for financial decision making. Emphasis on obtaining and effectively utilizing the funds necessary for the operation of an enterprise. Elements of financial planning, capital budgeting, and consideration of alternative sources of funds. PREREQUISITES: AC 201 and AC 202. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

The facilitator’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogues, examinations, internet, and videos. The facilitator will engage each learner in to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the financial goals of the firm.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles that form the foundation of financial management.
  3. Evaluate financial statements including critical financial ratios.
  4. Calculate interest, rate, present value, and term of financial instruments.
  5. Determine values for stocks and bonds.
  6. Perform capital budgeting using more than one method.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Homework, discussion questions and examinations.
 

Grading:

 

Weekly Homework Assignments                      40%

Weekly Discussion Questions                           15%

Midterm Examination                                        15%

Final Examination                                              30%

Total                                                                100%

All final exams will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes.  If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth.  Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Associate Dean.

The Proctored final exam for online courses must be passed with a grade of 60% or higher in order to pass the course regardless of the overall average.  The grade for students who pass the proctored final will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course.  The proctored final exam must address only material which the student has been taught in class.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of work will result in only half credit.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

The following chapters will be covered as per the list below:
Week 1
Chapter 1: An Introduction to the Foundations of Financial Management - The Ties that Bind
Chapter 2: The Financial Markets and Interest Rates

 

Week 2
Chapter 3: Understanding Financial Statements and Cash Flows
Chapter 4: Evaluting a Firm's Financial Performance

 

Week 3
Chapter 5: The Time Value of Money
Chapter 6: The Meaning and Measurement of Risk and Return

 

Week 4
Chapter 7: Valuation and Characteristics of Bonds
Chapter 8: Valuation and Characteristics of Stock

 

Week 5
Chapter 9: Capital-Budgeting Techniques and Practice
Chapter 10: Cash Flows and Other Topics in Capital Budgeting
Chapter 11: Cost of Capital

 

Week 6
Chapter 12: Determining the Financing Mix
Chapter 13: Dividend Policy and Internal Financing

 

Week 7
Chapter 14: Short-Term Financial Planning
Chapter 15: Working-Capital Management

 

Week 8
Chapter 16: Current Asset Management
Chapter 17: International Business Finance

 

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "W".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

Disability Guidelines:
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Last Updated:12/21/2006 6:03:00 PM